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Posted: 2/26/2006 6:12:27 AM EDT
hop
I do have a question though. I could have gotten an Armalite with the foreend that has the 4 sided rails (not sure what that is called, Im new at this), but it was about $200-$300 more. I looked them over and I liked the shorter barrel the Bushmaster had vs the Armalite. Did I make a mistake by going with the Bushmaster ?

The safe is a Liberty Franklin series, and I have about $1,700 in the pair.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:16:00 AM EDT
imo bushmaster is one of the better ones out there.



you can get railed freefloats for the bushmaster for around 300 so dont see where you would have lost out.



welcome to the site and read up
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:23:48 AM EDT
Welcome to the site,
But I can not see your PICS

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:28:27 AM EDT
Thats cuz I havent taken any yet....lol
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:11:04 AM EDT
This thread is worthless without pics



congrats
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:14:13 AM EDT
Yeah...we whore ourselves for eye candy......
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:48:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:59:41 AM EDT

Nice rifle and safe.

I WANT A SAFE TOO........

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:10:43 AM EDT
It's one of the smaller versions of the safes, but will do "for now".
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:20:19 AM EDT
Great choice on the Bushmaster M4A3 - especially so for a 1st AR15.

that has been a very popular choice among members here


Welcome aboard!!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:23:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By redfisher:
Great choice on the Bushmaster M4A3 - especially so for a 1st AR15.



+1

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:43:15 AM EDT
Thanks for the welcome.

I can already see these guns are addictive. I went with the A3 upper incase I decided to mount something like an ACOG on top of it. Now I realize that won't work because the front sight would be in the way..

Also, for some odd reason, I really want a CMAG for it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:43:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 11:48:50 AM EDT by jackal2001]
isn't it a patrolman's carbine???

get the acog, front sight won't be in the way.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:38:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 2:49:45 PM EDT by Tang419]

Originally Posted By jackal2001:
isn't it a patrolman's carbine???

get the acog, front sight won't be in the way.



I dont know about the Patrolmans Carbine, how do you tell the difference ?

My barrel gets smaller after the front sight, I "think" thats where the M203 attaches.
The barrel is about 17" overall, it is 16" to the spot just before the slots start on the flash suppressor. Does that help ?


By the way, how can I lighten the trigger up a tad ?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:19:06 PM EDT
Nice rifle. I love, Love ,LOVE my Bushmaster. You made a great choice. You may want to look at Eotech and aimpoint for optics aswell. You can also get a flip down front sight.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:30:03 PM EDT
Yeah, and do NOT worry about the front sight.

In a 4x ACOG, it barely shows up. The scope basically focusses around the sight.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:06:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jackal2001:
isn't it a patrolman's carbine???



Nope, note the flash hider. That Patrolman's Carbine is a 16" with A2 flash suppressor, this appears to be a 14.5 with an Izzy.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:07:42 PM EDT
Out of curiousity, I got out the Bushmaster catalog to look at overall lenght.

With retracted stock:
Patrolman's Carbine is 32.5"
M4 is 30.875"

I measured mine, and it is indeed 32.5" , so I guess I didn't get the M4 I wanted afterall. I'll take some close up pics of the flash hider later. Still it's a fun gun, and I dont really notice the extra barrel length.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:44:18 PM EDT
bushmaster updated their site so there's new products and price increases that differ from the catalog, i got their 2005 v.2 catalog. also they seem to have dropped the "patrolman's" name (not the rifle).
i'm looking at a BM M4-A3 myself as my first AR... still waiting for my friggin' tax check to get here though.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:55:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OffKilter:
bushmaster updated their site so there's new products and price increases that differ from the catalog, i got their 2005 v.2 catalog. also they seem to have dropped the "patrolman's" name (not the rifle).
i'm looking at a BM M4-A3 myself as my first AR... still waiting for my friggin' tax check to get here though.



You are correct. I went to their site, and the one that is identicle to mine is the 16in M4 Type Carbine with Bird Cage Flash Suppressor
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:12:51 PM EDT
Bought a safe and an AR all in one day. NICE. You have fine taste sir.

Welcome aboard.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:23:38 PM EDT
Thank you
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:45:24 PM EDT
My 1st AR was a Bushy M4A3, I'm into my 3rd Bushy now can't...stop.....the....addiction



--VT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:41:41 AM EDT

M4 Type Carbine with Bird Cage Flash Suppressor

the very model i wanna get ... 'cause most "class III barrel extensions" use the bird cage as a base for mounting. if memory serves... the BM M4 with the "izzy" is only 14.5 in. and the "izzy" permanently pinned makes it the "legal" 16 in. and if you got that model and had a gunsmith put a bird cage on it, it would come up just short of 16 in. making it a SBR.
(i need to go check the mail to see if the damnable check is here)
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:17:55 AM EDT
My bushmaster is similar to the model shown, except it has a mini-y comp brake on it. I love bushmasterh.gif
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:21:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:17:02 AM EDT
I'm finally going to get a chance to zero my sights in tomorrow, can't wait.

So do I set it on the 6/3 mark, or the Z mark for zeroing at 25 meters ?
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